*Posted 13 years ago*

vetraio50

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This is a mystery op-shop find I picked up two years ago. Scandinavian_pieces had asked me about this candlestick see when I paired it up with a neo-dymium vase by Wirkkala a few weeks ago. The colours of the three vases shown are what attracted me: the combination of pink/mauve and blue.

The candlestick goes to two shades of blue in fluorescent light as does the Wirkkala. The Beranek vase on the right does not.

Two are sommerso and the other is not.

The candlestick has a beautifully placed bubble and a ground pontil typical of Murano makers. There are remnants of a sticker. Thanks go to Odat62 and Glasseyed for their help in attributing this candlestick to Antonio da Ros who worked for Gino Cenedese.

Wikipedia says: "Neodymium is a chemical element with the symbol Nd and atomic number 60. It is a soft silvery metal that tarnishes in air. Neodymium was discovered in 1885 by the Austrian chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach. It is present in significant quantities in the ore minerals monazite and bastnäsite. Neodymium is not found naturally in metallic form or unmixed with other lanthanides, and it is usually refined for general use. Although neodymium is classed as a "rare earth", it is no rarer than cobalt, nickel, and copper ore, and is widely distributed in the Earth's crust. Most of the world's neodymium is mined in China.

Neodymium compounds were first commercially used as glass dyes in 1927, and they remain a popular additive in glasses. The color of neodymium compounds—due to the Nd(III) ion—is often a reddish-purple but it changes with the type of lighting, due to fluorescent effects. Some neodymium-doped glasses are also used in lasers that emit infrared light with wavelengths between 1047 and 1062 nanometers. These have been used in extremely high power applications, such as experiments in inertial confinement fusion."

thriftfan,13 years agoThey are all gorgeous and I am fighting myself on which is my favorite! Love the middle one in the 1st picture, but the one with a tea colored (or mauve!) bottom and bluish teal top makes me think of my mom wrapping her arms around me when I was a child and needed a little comfort--spectacular!!

vetraio50,13 years agoHey thanks thriftfan! I'm pleased you like them!

wolcott1,13 years agoBeautifully photographed as always Vetraio!

vetraio50,13 years agoThanks trgrugaugh and wolcott1!

Hedgewalker,13 years agoBeautiful glass vet !!

vetraio50,13 years agoMany thanks Mysticshore, mark & Hedgewalker too 'n three!

vetraio50,13 years agoCiao Dino!

Thank you muchly!

It's been puzzling me for quite some.

As you can imagine I am stoked to think that it is one of Tapio's!

I've been waiting for someone to help with a couple of items that I've not yet listed.

Thanks again to you and Collector's Weekly!

I enjoyed the marlin especially!

vetraio50,13 years agoI've seen some pieces by Antonio da Ros for Cenedese that are similar but that bubble is different. Cenedese looks to have worked a bit with neodymium.

Any thoughts, Dean?

vetraio50,13 years agoMany thanks austrohungaro, Mysticshore & mark too!

vetraio50,13 years agoMany thanks AmberRose & BeauxPurdy too!

GlasswareGuy,13 years agoLovely colours..

vetraio50,13 years agoMany thanks GlasswareGuy!

vetraio50,13 years agoMany thanks guyfrmatl!

Odat62,12 years agoI know Cenedese glass used this color. That bubble is like a signature for Antonio Da Ros.

vetraio50,12 years agoMany thanks Odat62 and ks85 too!

We're getting there!

I appreciate everyone's comments!

vetraio50,12 years agoMany thanks Marc112!

inky,12 years agoReally really lovely!...:-)

vetraio50,12 years agoMany thanks Truthisanarrow08!

And

Many thanks Inky!

Glasseyed,11 years agoYes definitely a Da Ros piece that was his signature mark .He did work in neodymium.Here is a link to the sommerso style that he also did in red as well for that line

http://pinterest.com/pin/218143175671933578/

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Glasseyed and to Moonstonelover too!

Mac63,11 years agoThe first picture is a great shot!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Mac63 and to you too TrustyHuckster!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Welzebub!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Londonlötzlearner!

nldionne,11 years agoThis is absolutely beautiful Vetraio.

vetraio50,11 years agoHey thanks for those kind comments, nldionne!

Greatsnowyowl,11 years agoIf I weren't knee deep in glass already you guys would have me seriously tempted with some of this mid century stuff!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks bratjdd and GreatSnowyOwl too! Can't get enough!

Moonstonelover21,11 years agoI love your glassware....you are making me want to get some!!!!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Moonstonelover! I have the bug!

Mind you someone likes baguettes, too!

Thanks too to justanovice!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks mustangT and bratjdd!

getthatmonkeyoutofme,11 years agothese are sexy...

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks getthatmonkeyoutofme! I agree!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks nldionne!

Moonstonelover21,11 years agoWOW, anytime you want to let go of any pieces!!! DROOL!!!!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks Moonstonelover, I'll let you know!

Moonstonelover21,11 years agoLOL, next would be to rob a bank!!! To pay you!! OXOXOXO

vetraio50,11 years agoThanks for the tributes. But those jewels of yours, ooh la la!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks MattyG and Sean B Too!

vetraio50,11 years agoThanks yet again MSL!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks DrFluffy!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks MANIKIN & MSL!

Aimathena,11 years agoI'm in-love!!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks AIMATHENAIAM!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks GEO26E!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks KERRY10456 !

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks AGHCOLLECT!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks VINTAGEFRAN!

Aimathena,11 years agoI could love this post 100 times. So gorgeous

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks AIMATHENA a hundred times!

Aimathena,11 years agoLoL Kev xoxo

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks BRATJDD 'n GARY too!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks RACER4four!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks GLUECHIP!

vetraio50,11 years agoMny thanks MANIKIN!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks BRATJDD!

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks ANTIQUEROSE!

shrine,11 years agomarvelous work, so lucky

vetraio50,11 years agoMany thanks SHRINE!

Cpomedx,10 years agoSubtle yet stunning.

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks CPOMEDX!!!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks ARTISLOVE !!!!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMay thanks IAN from BRIGHTON !!!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks EYE4BEAUTY !!!!!!

shareurpassion,10 years agoOMG Vet!!! These are amazingly gorgeous! Wow!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks SHAREURPASSION & BRATJDD too !!!!!!!

Sunfawn,10 years agoSo Beautiful.. I had one signed Wirkkala piece.. just sold it..:( They are all great!!!

vetraio50,10 years agoMany thanks SUNFAWN !!!!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks AURA & MOON too !!!!!

antiquerose,9 years agoLove each of the Three EQUALLY -- Like they were Children!!

Loved Again !!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks yet again ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks MYFAVORITETREASURES !!!! !!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !!!!

GlassAddict1964,9 years agoAbsolutely GORGEOUS glass!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks GLASSADDICT & MIDNIGHT too !!! !!! !!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks HO2CULTCHA & GEODEGEM too !!!!!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks THOMAS !!!!

Efesgirl,9 years agoLovely, soft colors!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks EFESGIRL !!!!!

NEODYMIUM !!!

Cpomedx,9 years agoDamn, damn, drop dead gorgeous indeed.

OneGoodFind,9 years agoMy address is:

I'll pay the shipping.

Trade ya for a Fenton? ;0)

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks CPOMEDX, ONEGOODFIND 'n CHARMSOMEONE too !!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks CAPERKID, ANNEL, EMME, NUTSABOTAS, AMANDAJANE & SJAKIMIEC too !!!!!

Caperkid,9 years agoYou're quite welcome sir.

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks ANNAB !!!!!

vetraio50,9 years agoMany thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!!

vetraio50,8 years agoMany thanks NICEFICE & TTOMTUCKER !!!!

vetraio50,8 years agoMany thanks IGGY & BIJOUCAILLOU !!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks AURA & HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks GLASSBIRD !!!!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks ARTFOOT !!!!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks AURA !!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks DLPETERSEN, RADEGRUNDER & MANIKIN !!!!!!

vetraio50,6 years agoMany thanks WINDWALKER !!! !! !!!

Mrstyndall,6 years agoThese are beautiful! Love the colors

Recordmantime,6 years agoIt took me a week to reach the bottom of the comment list theirs just so many loves and great comments All I can say is love there shapes & the colours bet they have a special place in your home ... '-)) ,..

vetraio50,5 years agoMy apologies RECORDMANTIME for you kind comments.

vetraio50,5 years agoMany thanks NAFSSALG :!:!:!:!:

vetraio50,5 years agoMany thanks FINDERS, FREIHEIT, LISA & MRSTYNDALL too !!.!!.!!.!!

vetraio50,5 years agoMany thanks THEDDECOGUY !!!

vetraio50,5 years agoMany thanks NATHANIEL !.!!.!.!!.!

vetraio50,4 years agoMany thanks ARTFOOT & THOMAS !.!!.!

vetraio50,3 years agoMany thanks KWQD, JAZ & NEWFLD !!!!!

JimmyHail,3 years agoNice clean colors that makes these SWAK with just enough to make it comfortable to look at in any room...great find.

vetraio50,3 years agoMany thanks JIMMY HAIL !!!

vetraio50,3 years agoMany thanks FINDERS !!!!!!

shareurpassion,3 years agoStunning! I still love them! ;)

vetraio50,3 years agoMany thanks SHAREURPASSION !!!!!

vetraio50,1 year agoMany thanks WOW !!!!